A Special Child in the Family


Useful Links

Ableize Disability Directory
Directory of websites related to disability

ACE - The Advisory Centre for Education    
Provides information on education for children with special needs

Action for Sick Children

Action against Medical Accidents

Adoption UK

Helps children and young adults with speech and language disorders

ASBAH - Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Ataxia (for Friedreich's Ataxia Group and similar conditions)

Breathe On UK
Support for children on long-term ventilation

The British Kidney Patient Association

The Brittle Bone Society

Capability Scotland
Helps people with cerebral palsy

Carers UK

Children's Heart Federation

Children's Hospices UK

The Children's Legal Centre

The Children's Trust

CLAPA - The Cleft Lip and Palate Association

UK postal library of braille children's books

Helps children with metabolic diseases

The Compassionate Friends
Offers support to bereaved parents

Contact a Family
Links parents of sick or disabled children to other families with similar problems. Also has a database of conditions and disabilities which can be accessed on the website.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Dame Vera Lynn Trust
Helps children with cerebral palsy

Dial UK
Provides disability information and advice

Disabled Living Foundation

Down's Syndrome Association

Family Fund
Provides financial help for families caring for a severely disabled child.

The Fostering Network

Go Kids Go
For children who use wheelchairs

Takes children on pilgrimages to Lourdes.

The Haemophilia Society

Supports disabled children and their families.

IPSEA - Independent Panel for Special Education Advice

Help and support for parents and their visually impaired children

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Support for people with learning disabilities

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries

National Autistic Society

National Children's Bureau

The National Deaf Children's Society

Network '81
Offers advice on education for special needs

Runs clubs for physically disabled and able bodied children.

RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation)

Riding for the Disabled Association

Helps people with cerebral palsy

Scottish Spina Bifida Association

SENSE (National Association for Deaf-Blind and Rubella Disabled)

Shared Care Network

The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases

Special Needs Kids
An information and shopping site

For children with lower limb conditions

Tourism for All
Holiday and travel information for disabled people